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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Old Alltel Hero...can it be changed?

I have an older Alltel Hero that's running 2.1, but I'm with Verizon now. Is there any way to change it to the Verizon system? Do I just drop it in their donate box? What can I do?

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Old July 11th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is Alltel a CDMA or a GSM network?
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I am pretty sure you can not use it on the Verizon network. You could just sell it on eBay or Craigslist.

Sprint HTC Hero handsets tend to make about $80.00 to $100.00 on eBay, so an Alltel one might make a similar amount. So, it might be worth your while to sell it if you can.
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It was on a DEMAND network I believe.
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Sorry I meant cdma.
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Cannot switch it to Verizon, they are GSM


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Cannot switch it to Verizon, they GSM
Neither Verizon nor Alltel uses GSM, unless you count LTE, but that is obviously not the case with this handset. They both use CDMA like Sprint.

You cannot switch it because Verizon just does not support that handset. Like I said in my post above, you should just try to sell it and make some money off of it.
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You could flash it, or have someone else flash it, to the Verizon network. I flashed my Sprint HTC Hero to Cricket a few weeks ago and it's fully working. I also flashed it to Verizon (on accident - I used the wrong prl) so I say it's definitely possible.
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It is not possible, you can roam on their networks but you cannot flash it to work on their system


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You could flash it, or have someone else flash it, to the Verizon network. I flashed my Sprint HTC Hero to Cricket a few weeks ago and it's fully working. I also flashed it to Verizon (on accident - I used the wrong prl) so I say it's definitely possible.
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